Robert travelled to South Africa in 2009 for an exciting filming project, making his cameo appearance, alongside star sister Bindi in the full-length feature film Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove.
Soon as it stopped playing, he just said one word: "Genius." And then busted out laughing like, "Play ...
His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U. In film, he portrayed quiet, skittish gunman Lee in The Magnificent Seven, Major Paul Krueger in The Bridge at Remagen, the voice of Proteus IV, the computer villain of Demon Seed, Walter Chalmers in Bullitt, Ross Webster in Superman III, and war veteran Chester A.
He also appeared British soap opera Coronation Street as Milton Fanshaw, a love interest for Sylvia Goodwin between January and February 2012.
(For years afterwards, young men who fancied themselves as tough guys sported similar tattoos.) While in jail, Powell meets a man condemned to die who discloses he has left ,000 hidden somewhere in his house, located on the banks of a small-town river.
On his release, Powell tracks down the man’s family, charms his widow Willa (Shelley Winters) into marrying him and tries to befriend his young son and daughter, who are suspicious of him.